University of Southern California
Dornsife College

Foreign Language Placement Exams

The foreign language requirement applies to all students earning degrees granted by, or under the jurisdiction of, the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Placement in elementary and intermediate foreign language courses is made by the appropriate placement examination.  Students who studied a foreign language in high school, or elsewhere, prior to enrolling at USC must take the placement examination in that language.

Note:

+ THERE IS NO REGISTRATION FOR PLACEMENT EXAMS, unless indicated.
+ As exam dates are confirmed, they will be added to the schedule. No advanced notifications of changes or additions will be given.
+ There are no fees for the placement tests.
+ Results from the placement tests will be uploaded to your student record.
+ Placement results are valid for one calendar year.
+ You must wait 6 months before retaking an exam.
+ USC ID is required.
+ Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the test.
+ The exam can take up to 2 hours, so plan accordingly.
+ If you need testing accommodations, please contact the USC Office of Disability Services and Programs at least two weeks before the test date.

Results:

+ Results for morning placement exams will be available by 3 PM the same day by calling, emailing from your USC email, or in person.
+ Results for afternoon placement exams will be available by 11 AM the next business day by calling, emailing from your USC email, or in person.


Students with Disabilities:
Students with documented learning disabilities or physical impairments requiring accommodation must contact the USC Office of Disability Services and Programs at least two (2) weeks prior to the testing date.

 

SPRING 2016

MORNING
AFTERNOON
WED 2/24/16   12PM
Spanish: THH102
  French: THH119
  Others: THHB4
   
MON 3/21/16 11AM  
Spanish: MRF340  
French: THH119  
Others: THHB4  
   
THU 4/7/16 9AM  
Spanish: THH301  
FrenchL WPH207  
Others: THHB4  
   
FRI 4/15/16 11AM  
Spanish: WPHB27  
French: WPH207  
Others: THHB4  
   
   

Please check back for updated placement testing administrations.

N.B. The USC Language Center does not administer placement exams in Hebrew or Portuguese, nor in languages not taught at USC.

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